fireman training

Many people have already signed on the fireman training of the Jokioinen Museum Railway in April, but there are still some free places available. After working as a fireman there is a possibility to continue training to become a steam locomotive driver.

The theory and practical course will take two weekends at Minkiö. The first part of the course will start on Sunday the 19.4. at 9.00. The fireman exam will be held after the second part of the course. After the the exam the participants will give a practical fireman demonstration on later date to be agreed.

The traffic safety training of Jokioinen Museum Railway (OLM Training) for new people interested in working on railway and for the old ones that need their training renewed will be hold on Saturday 22.3. starting at 10.15 at Minkiö Village hall (a large stone building just next to the Minkiö station building). The training and the test will be in Finnish. The test, training and approved practical training will entitle to work in traffic duties at Jokioinen Museum Railway.

The trainer will be Mr Jarmo Oksanen. After the training there will be a written test. Lunch and coffee will be served free of charge for all attending the training. If you wish you can also stay overnight at Minkiö, have a sauna on Saturday night and participate on the Sunday volunteer work sessions.

If you cannot participate to training you can agree to have a private training and test. To sign on the training please contact Jussi Tepponen.

We ask you kindly to sign on training not later than 16.3.2014.

The board of Museum Railway Association for 2014 was elected in the annual meeting held on the 30th of November. Mr Marko Laine will continue as the president of the board and Mr Janne Rutonen will be the new Vice President. He has already been a regular board member for many years.

The annual autumn meeting of the Museum Railway Association operating the Jokioinen Museum Railway was held in Minkiö at Kiipu village hall on Saturday 24.11. 2012.

The annual meeting elected a new board of directors for year 2013. The following existing board members have been elected to serve one year terms starting in January 2013: Marko Laine from Helsinki as a chairman, Lauri Niemi from Vantaa as a vice chairman, Teemu Virtanen from Lahti as a secretary, Lea Harjula from Jokioinen  as a treasury.

There is a work party to cut the firewood for next summer in the weekend of Starlight train on 8.9. The work will start at 10.00 and continue until 17.00. The aim is to cut the logs at the fuel depot using chain saws and firewood splitting machine. After that the firewood will be piled up. If you are taking part to Starlight train operation you can participate in when there are breaks in train opeartion.